Day of prayer - Sunday 22nd March

Britain's churches are calling for a day of prayer this Sunday, 22nd March.

“When so many people in our nations are living in fear of the pandemic we must come together as the people of faith across the UK and seek the help of God. That God may have mercy on us, grant us strength and wisdom, and help us to be a people of hope,” says Fred Drummond, director of prayer at the Evangelical Alliance.

We at the Evangelical Alliance are joining in the call for all churches across the UK to make this Mothering Sunday a day of prayer. Let us pray together for the Government and those working to contain the virus, such as healthcare personnel, as well as those who are most vulnerable. Let us pray together against fear and worry. Let us pray together to be people of hope.

Alongside our prayers, let us take this opportunity to telephone or email someone who is isolated, maybe buy some additional food for our local foodbanks, or offer to deliver shopping for an elderly neighbour.

The call has been issued by the presidents of the ecumenical grouping Churches Together in England: the Archbishop of Canterbury, the RCCardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the Free Churches, the CTEpresident for the Orthodox Churches, and the CTE Pentecostal president, and is supported by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, Cytûn, the Church of Scotland, and the Evangelical Alliance.